Francis Westen awaits the arrival of the new Queen.
(the ravens are sometimes kept in the cage behind)
George Boleyn greets his sister Anne, whose
arrived at the Tower for her Coronation.
(note the digger behind
helping to build a new
staircase for the White
Lady Kingston chats to Thomas Cromwell who has come to
oversee preparations for the Coronation.
Anne and Lady Kingston take their
places to watch George and Francis battle for her favours.
The 'duel' begins.
used a range of weapons.
Anne is delighted with the show and 'knights' both Francis and George.
The crowd really got involved and it was good fun. Of course, I couldn't help thinking that Anne, George, Francis and Thomas Cromwell had all been imprisoned in the Tower, executed nearby (Anne on Tower green), and all were buried in the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, the other side of the White Tower.
|The memorial to those executed within the Tower grounds.|